Watson's Success at Lothian Young Enterprise Awards

Published on 25 April 2017 Categories: Senior School,  Extra-Curricular

Aurora with Lothian Young Enterprise judges

Watson's six Young Enterprise companies have been recognised at the regional awards ceremony held at Napier University.

They set up their companies in autumn last year, developed their products and traded until Christmas. They then wrote glossy 10-page company reports, were interviewed by a panel of business people and sat the University of Strathclyde Young Enterprise examination. Finally they gave a presentation in front of 200 people at the Lothian Young Enterprise Awards Evening. 

All six companies gave excellent presentations. With 21 companies taking part across the Lothian region it was a successful evening for the Watson's pupils with many picking up awards.

The Watson's Young Enterprise companies (all S5)

Alpha 

MD: Julia Caldwell
Product: scented and unscented candles

Aurora

MD: Megan Livermore
Product: Canterns - lanterns made from recycled crafted painted cans
Awards: 
Best Business Idea
Best Presentation - Megan Livermore, Megan Stewart, Matthew Dewar, Sarah Halliday
Runner-up: Best Interview
3rd: Best Company
3rd: Best Finance Director - Amira Ashraf

Mondeco 

MD: Reine Fernando
Product: mystic cacti

Ignite

MD: Joe Cantle
Product: PE bags
Awards: 
Best HR Director - Arran Hart
Best IT Director - Callum Ke

Onebag 

MD: Aidan Poon
Product: upmarket canvas eco-friendly bag
Awards:
Runner-up: Best Presentation - Aidan Poon, Elithia Stuart and Rowan Wilson
Runner-up: Best Marketing Directors - Mark McQuillan and Rowan Wilson
Runner-up: Best Production Director - Sarah Cameron

Vidorra 

MD: Georgina Urquhart
Product: Christmas-themed aprons
Awards: 
3rd: Best Sales Director - Aimee Burnett

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